BC-OH--Ohio News Digest 6 pm, OH
Good evening. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Mark Gillispie will be on the desk starting at 8 a.m. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or email@example.com.
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AIR FORCE BASE-SECURITY
DAYTON — An Air Force base in Ohio said there was not an active shooter incident Thursday, just hours after authorities in armored vehicles and unmarked cars swarmed the base amid reports of a shooter its medical center. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 465 words. With AP Photos.
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COLUMBUS -- Ohio State is barring media members from the season’s first football practice on Friday as the university investigates coach Urban Meyer’s handling of a former assistant accused of domestic violence. Unfortunately for Ohio State crisis managers, the latest headline-grabbing issue comes as another scandal involving the athletic department continues to rage. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 885 words. With AP Photos, Video. Also moving on sports wires.
— FBC--OHIO STATE-MEYER-THE LATEST
GOLD LUNAR MODULE STOLEN
CLEVELAND — It’s been just over a year since a thief broke into the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Ohio and stole an 18-karat gold replica of the Apollo 11 lunar module and other artifacts that have yet to be recovered or suspects arrested. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 320 words, photos.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR LETTER
ATLANTA — A 1966 letter from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is up for auction for the second time in two weeks. The one-page typed letter — never before seen by the general public — contains King’s thoughts on the Vietnam War a year before he publicly spoke out against it. SENT: 400 words.
— TRUMP-STORMY DANIELS: President Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels could be on stage in Ohio at the same time, some 90 miles apart.
— XGR--BLACK LAWMAKE-SECURITY: The State Highway Patrol’ says troopers and security personnel acted properly when stopping a black Ohio lawmaker as she attempted at least three times to enter state buildings.
— DRUGS PENALTIES-FENTANYL: Ohio’s governor has signed a bill that increases penalties for drug trafficking and some other drug offenses when the drug involved is a fentanyl-related compound.
— COP ARRESTED-SOLICITING MINOR: A former Ohio police officer earlier charged with soliciting sex from a teenager while he was an officer and later indicted on a charge of tampering with evidence has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
— SALES TAX HOLIDAY: Shoppers get ready. Ohio’s sales tax holiday is set for this weekend.
— SAFE DRIVING-HIGHWAY PATROL: Ohio’s State Highway Patrol says its recent enforcement and awareness effort focused on the Move Over law resulted in 586 citations issued to motorists.
— AIRPORT-STORY KIOSK: An Ohio airport is helping travelers by offering free reading material.
— SHOENBAUM SERVICES: Services are scheduled in West Virginia for Betty Schoenbaum, widow of the founder of Shoney’s Restaurants.
COLUMBUS -- Ohio State is barring media members from the season’s first football practice on Friday as the university investigates coach Urban Meyer’s handling of a former assistant accused of domestic violence. Unfortunately for Ohio State crisis managers, the latest headline-grabbing issue comes as another scandal involving the athletic department continues to rage. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 885 words. With AP Photos. Also moving on news wires.
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FBC--PAUL NEWBERRY-URBAN MEYER
UNDATED -- Morphing into Sgt. Schultz - the old TV character who said “I know nothing” - Urban Meyer says he didn’t know about his former assistant’s troubled home life, following the same path of ignorance of so many other coaches. By AP Sports Columnist Paul Newberry. SENT: 1,120 words. With AP Photos.
FBC--HALL OF FAME-BRAZILE
HOUSTON -- Robert Brazile was so feared as a linebacker during his career with the Houston Oilers that he earned the nickname Dr. Doom. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 710 words.
BEREA -- Coach Hue Jackson is leaning on his Browns family while mourning the deaths of his mother and brother. Jackson’s mother Betty Lee Jackson and brother John Jr., recently died within a two-week span. Jackson’s 83-year-old mother passed away on Sunday in Los Angeles following a lengthy illness. By Tom Withers. SENT: 330 words, photos
FBN--HALL OF FAME-OWENS
UNDATED -- Terrell Owens learned a valuable lesson at a young age from the most influential person in his life. SENT: 830 words, photos.
AKRON --Tiger Woods returned to Firestone and had his lowest opening round of the year at the Bridgestone Invitational. SENT: 630 words, photos. By Doug Ferguson.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. 7/8— Transfer wide receivers Trevon Grimes and Van Jefferson, two of Florida’s most dynamic players during spring practice, are now eligible to play. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
FBC--COACHES POLL: Defending national champion Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 in the preseason coaches’ poll, with Clemson No. 2 and Ohio State No. 3.
Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.
Will the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade? And if it does, what happens to abortion rights? By Jessie Hill, Case Western Reserve University. http://theconversation.com/will-the-supreme-court-overturn-roe-v-wade-and-if-it-does-what-happens-to-abortion-rights-99248
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